© 2010 Ede Schweizer, All rights reserved.   Made in California.  Built to scroll right. This petrified wood was formed 225 million years ago and dots this area of Arizona Petrified Forest National Park was once part of a large forest that extended from Texas into Utah during the days of dinosaurs Feels like we've taken a quick trip back in time These trees seem to have maintained their original texture and shape, some measure 9 feet wide Miss tourist checking the park guide Looks exactly like wood, but hard as stone Eerie shapes drawn across the horizon To minimize human erosion there are some steps put in place that seem out of place In the land of giants These petrified trees are 4 times as hard as granite colorful due to impurities such as iron and copper Mimicking it's cousin, the dinosaur fossil B with the badlands stretching out behind her Recreating B Smaller fossilized trees, tumble down the slopes and collect at the bottom Made it to the top Hills folding to gravity Even in this petrified state, the rings are still intact and now made of quartz Signs of a distant forest That's not a tree